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Smart Money Happy Hour with Rachel Cruze and George Kamel

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Pull up a chair to the happy hour you wish your friends were having. Mix two money experts with some hot takes and a splash of nostalgia, and you get Rachel Cruze and George Kamel talking unfiltered about what’s going on in the world, pop culture, and how to afford a life you love.

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💵 Sign up for EveryDollar today. Create a free budget!  Room service or extra room? Live like you’ve got a maid or live like a local? Rachel and George weigh in on the pros and cons of staying in a short-term rental (versus a hotel). And if you’re thinking about investing, they’ve got smart money advice for that too.   Next Steps ·      💵 Start budgeting today! Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·      📱Submit a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George! Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. Today’s Happy Hour Special: 🍸Limelight Recipe by: Queen Bee Mixology   ·      2 ounces Brother’s Bond bourbon ·      1/2 ounce lime juice ·      3/4 ounce simple syrup ·      3/4 ounce pineapple juice ·      3 dashes orange bitters ·      1 ounce Campari ·      Sprinkle of cinnamon Instructions: ·      Add all ingredients, except Campari and cinnamon, to a cocktail shaker, top with ice, and shake until chilled. ·      Add 1 ounce of Campari to cocktail glass, add fresh ice, and strain cocktail shaker contents over top. ·      Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and enjoy!   Listen to More From Ramsey Network 🎙️ The Ramsey Show   🧠 The Dr. John Delony Show 💡 The Rachel Cruze Show 💸 The Ramsey Show Highlights 💰 George Kamel 💼 The Ken Coleman Show 📈 EntreLeadership Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
💵 Sign up for EveryDollar today. Create a free budget!    You can’t buy love . . . but don’t tell that to the guy who spends $499 a month on dating apps! Today, George and Rachel break down the cost of dating and what the average American relationship will cost you over a lifetime. The bottom line: Whether you’re married or single, love is expensive—budget accordingly.   Next Steps ·      💡 Need some budget-friendly date ideas? Check out 45 Cheap Date Ideas You’ll Actually Want to Go On.   ·      💵 Start budgeting today! Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·      📱Submit a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George! Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. Today’s Happy Hour Special: 🍸 Sparkling Raspberry Floats Recipe by: RICARDO Ingredients: ·      2 cups raspberry sorbet ·      4 dessert cups, placed in the freezer for one hour or more ·      Edible gold leaf glitter ·      2 cups (500 ml) ginger ale Instructions: Place a scoop of raspberry sorbet at the bottom of each dessert or martini glass. Sprinkle with gold leaf glitter. Pour ginger ale in small glasses and serve alongside sorbet. Let each person pour soda over sorbet.   Listen to More From Ramsey Network 🎙️ The Ramsey Show   🧠 The Dr. John Delony Show 💡 The Rachel Cruze Show 💸 The Ramsey Show Highlights 💰 George Kamel 💼 The Ken Coleman Show 📈 EntreLeadership Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
Why are wealthy people dressing like they have no money while broke people are trying to dress like they live at the Biltmore? In this episode, George and Rachel break down the latest fashion trends, how they affect your bank account, and why we tend to want what we don’t have.   In this episode: ·     Why trendy things will never be worth what you pay for them, like the Stanley tumbler in cosmo pink ·     Money advice that will always be in style: Spend wisely and don’t go into debt for anything (especially clothes!) ·     George and Rachel reveal their worst fashion moments (Carhartt overalls are mentioned—and not by George) Resources:   ·     Want to make real progress with your money? Get tickets to Total Money Makeover Weekend today. ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smart to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Maple Manhattan Recipe by Flour Child Ingredients: ·     1 jigger bourbon ·     1/2 ounce sweet vermouth ·     1 tablespoon maple syrup ·     2–3 dashes angostura bitters ·     1–2 Luxardo cherries   Instructions: 1.    Add one scoop of fresh ice to a cocktail shaker. 2.    Pour in all ingredients. 3.    Shake for about 20 seconds and then strain into a cocktail or coupe glass. 4.    Garnish with a Luxardo cherry.
It’s out with the old and in with the new! George and Rachel are sounding off on the bad habits you need to quit in 2024—like not having an emergency fund, impulse buying, and forgetting your blinker—and sharing some smart money habits to build instead. Plus, get the $1.32 mocktail that earned a 10 out of 10.   In this episode: ·      Rachel’s “add it to the cart” habit to help you spend less money ·      The habit George loves that lets you earn 3–5% more money ·      Habit-change motivation from the great philosopher Miley Cyrus: “Ain’t about how fast I get there . . . it’s the climb.” Resources:   ·      What to make real progress with your money? Get tickets to Total Money Makeover Weekend today. ·      Get George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, and get three months free of the premium version of EveryDollar. ·      Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smart to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·      Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·   Help us make the show better! Please fill out the quick survey. https://bit.ly/3U2zLeP ·      Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·      Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Mojito Mocktail Recipe by Culinary Hill Ingredients: ·      10 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish (see note 1) ·      1/2 lime cut into 4 wedges, divided ·      2 tablespoons granulated sugar or to taste (see note 2) ·      1 cup ice cubes ·      1/2 cup club soda (see note 3) Instructions: 1.    In a medium sturdy glass add mint leaves and 1 lime wedge. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime, releasing the mint oils and lime juice. 2.    Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. 3.    Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Add club soda and more sugar to taste if desired. Garnish with mint leaves and remaining lime wedge. Notes: 1.    Mint: Mojitos are typically made with spearmint, not peppermint. 2.    Sugar: Or substitute agave, honey, or simple syrup and add it to taste. However, the grittiness of granulated sugar adds texture and is part of the charm of a mojito. 3.    Club soda: Or choose sparkling water or a clear soda such as Sprite of 7UP. 4.    Yield: This recipe makes 1 mojito mocktail.
Some things we’ve just gotten used to—like $4 coffee, the F-bomb on TV, and your cousin Fred oversharing on Facebook. But has our nothing-shocks-us society also desensitized us to the effects of living in debt? George and Rachel weigh in. Join them for a New York twist on a classic cocktail and smart money tips to ditch debt and build wealth.   In this episode: Things we should find shocking, like a $500 car payment and retiring with a mortgage Sputnik, “Carmageddon” and the gateway drug to debt: the credit score The antidote to overspending (so you can enjoy what you have now while you work for the things you want later) Resources:   What to make real progress with your money? Get tickets to Total Money Makeover Weekend today. Get George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke. Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smart to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: New York Sour Ingredients: 2 ounces bourbon 1 ounce lemon juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1 egg white 2 dashes angostura bitters 1/2 ounce claret wine Instructions: Add the bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white into a shaker with ice. Shake it vigorously until it's chilled. Then strain the mixture into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Slowly pour the claret wine over the back of a bar spoon so the wine floats on top of the drink. Voilà! Sip your sour in New York style.
Do you shop like the cool kids? Join Rachel and George for a breakdown on the brands and stores American teens loved in 2023 and the cash app they used to pay for it all. (Caution: This episode contains high levels of nostalgia. Side effects may include sudden reminiscing and an overwhelming urge to say, “Back in my day . . .”) In this episode: ·   What the average teen spends $200 a month on ·     Rachel explains physical cash to teenagers and why it’s better than digital ·     The biggest money trap teens are falling for and how to help your kids avoid them Resources:   ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Spicy Pineapple Ginger Mocktail Recipe by Ramona Cruz-Peters at FabEveryday Ingredients: ·     Ice, for shaker and for glass ·     3 ounces pineapple juice, plus more for rimming ·     1 ounce agave nectar ·     1/2 teaspoon chili powder ·     Ginger beer, chilled (for top off) ·     Tajin seasoning, for rimming ·     Small pineapple wedge, for garnish (optional) ·     Whole Thai chili pepper or thinly sliced jalapeno, for garnish (optional)   Instructions: Add 3 ounces pineapple juice, agave nectar, and chili powder to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake until the ingredients are well mixed and chilled. Place additional pineapple juice on a small saucer or plate. Place the Tajin seasoning on a separate small plate. Dip the rim of a rocks glass in the pineapple juice, followed by the Tajin to coat the rim. Pour ice into the glass, then pour the pineapple mixture over the ice. Top off with ginger beer. If desired, garnish with a small wedge of pineapple and a chili pepper (or a few slices of jalapeno).
Think you’ll never make it to $1 million? Think again! This week, George and Rachel break down the proven path to this iconic financial milestone and bust some myths about the lifestyles that everyday millionaires (like themselves) actually live. Listen in to learn how you can get one step closer to millionaire status in 2024! In this episode: ·     One of the most epic moments in 1990s game show history ·     The top five (surprisingly normal) careers of millionaires in the U.S. ·     The exact steps both Rachel and George took to become net-worth millionaires Resources:   ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·     Preorder George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Kir Royale Ingredients: ·     4 ounces champagne ·     1 ounce of crème de cassis ·     3 raspberries   Instructions: Add the crème de cassis to a champagne flute and then top with the champagne. Skewer the raspberries on a toothpick to garnish (or keep it simple and just drop them in your glass). Enjoy! 🥂
Resolution #1: Don’t fall for the hype! Just in time for 2024, Rachel and George are here to protect your budget (and your sanity) from the Internet trends and must-have products that don’t pay off—and green-light some that do.   In this episode: ·      Is Taylor Swift really worth her weight in gold? ·      George throws some shade on the TikTokers ·      Why paying with cash (and resisting an impulse buy) is always cool   Resources:   ·      Pre-order George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today. ·      Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·      Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·      Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·      Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·      Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Smoked Campfire Mule Ingredients: ·      1 1/2 ounces bourbon ·      1/2 ounce of lemon juice ·      1/4 ounce of maple syrup ·      4 ounces of ginger beer ·      1 toasted marshmallow (for garnish) ·      Wood chips (for smoking)   Instructions: Before mixing the cocktail, smoke the glass. (Pro tip: The smoke will stick better to a chilled glass.) Light the ingredient that you’re smoking (we used a few wood chips) with a match. Turn your chilled glass upside down over the smoke and allow it to fill the interior of the glass. Leave your glass upside down over the smoke and start making your cocktail.   Add the bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup and ice into a shaker, then shake until chilled. Strain the liquid into the smoked glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a toasted marshmallow (use a kitchen food torch to toast it) and cheers to 2024!
Put your tray tables up and hold on to your drinks, George and Rachel are taking you on a world tour of the national holidays that you never knew existed (plus a few that you did) and sharing their money-related hot takes along the way. Grab your party hat and join the fun because, hey, it's a holiday somewhere! In this episode: ·     George is cast as Grinch—or is he Scrooge? ·     The fast-food favorite that the Japanese eat every Christmas Eve ·     A holiday reminder not to let “December you” financially sink “January you”   Resources:   ·     Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·     Start making memories. Get Telestrations at Walmart or wherever you buy board games. ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·     Pre-order George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Christmas Mocktail Recipe from Love Bakes Good Cakes Ingredients: ·     Ice ·     2 ounces cranberry juice ·     2 ounces apple cider or apple juice ·     1 ounce orange juice, fresh squeezed ·     2 ounces ginger ale Instructions: Fill a tall glass with ice. Add the cranberry juice, apple cider, and orange juice, stir to combine. Top with ginger ale. Serve with garnishes of your choice. Notes: This can also be made in a large pitcher. Keep the measurements the same, 2 cranberry juice, 2 apple cider, 2 ginger ale, to 1 orange juice. Want to add alcohol? Gin, vodka, rum, or tequila are all good choices!
Ho ho ho? Oh no no no. Rachel and George look back on live calls from The Ramsey Show that they wish they’d handled differently. Stay tuned for a budget-friendly cocktail and money advice served up with a twist of #noragrets.   In this episode: ·     The one where George put (the horse’s) foot in his mouth ·     The one where Rachel gets corrected on air ·     George and Rachel redeem themselves with quick thinking and solid money advice in an exciting round of “Don’t Get Buzzed!”   Resources:   ·     Listen to or watch The Ramsey Show now. ·     Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·     Start making memories. Get Telestrations at Walmart today! ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·     Pre-order George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Bourbon Apple Cider Mimosa Ingredients: ·     1 ounce bourbon ·     2 ounces apple cider ·     3 ounces champagne ·     caramel sauce ·     apple slices (optional) Instructions: Rim the champagne flute with caramel sauce. Pour in the bourbon, add the apple cider, and top it off with the champagne. Garnish with a few thin apple slices, take a sip, and enjoy!
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If you’ve got champagne taste on a beer budget, this is your wake-up call! George and Rachel share their hot takes on things people do that scream, “I’m bad with money!” If any of this sounds familiar to you, don’t panic. Stick around for smart money advice—and even a cocktail you can afford. In this episode: ·      George’s hot takes on babies in designer clothes, broke people getting tattoos, and “shopping” at Rent-A-Center ·      Why an “I can afford the payments” mentality is risky ·      Encouragement that it’s not too late to develop a smart money mindset Helpful Resources:   ·     Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·      Start making memories. Get Telestrations at Walmart or wherever you buy board games. ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·      Pre-order George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Neptune’s Gardens Recipe by @speakeasieruk Ingredients: ·     1 1/2 ounces tequila ·     3/4 ounce lime juice ·     1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur ·     1/2 ounce blue curacao ·     1 egg white Instructions: Combine the ingredients in cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain it into a chilled glass and enjoy.
Are you a smart spender or a stingy cheapskate? Rachel’s mom, Sharon—the OG budgeting queen—joins the show to give her two cents (but not a penny more). Sharon helps George and Rachel give advice to listeners who are wondering if their “frugal” habits have gone too far. In this episode: ·      Dear Sharon: an exclusive advice column segment featuring everyone’s favorite Ramsey family member ·      The wildest things all three hosts (and others) have done to save a buck ·      How to know if you’re being ridiculous about budgeting or being wise with your money Helpful Resources:   ·       Start making memories. Go NOW and get Telestrations at Walmart! ·      Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·      Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·      Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·      Pre-order George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·      Learn more about your ad choices ·      Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Dirty Martini Ingredients: ·      2 1/2 ounces vodka ·      1/2 ounce dry vermouth ·      1/2 ounce olive brine ·      3 olives for garnish Instructions: Fill a shaker with ice, then add the vodka, vermouth and olive brine. Shake until well chilled (about 15–20 seconds). Using a fine mesh strainer, double strain the liquid into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a skewer of olives
It just so happens that you can learn a lot about someone by looking at their Amazon purchase history. Who knew? In this episode, you’ll learn a lot about George and Rachel as they entertain you with a few gems from their own purchase histories (including their very first Amazon buys). Plus, they’ll weigh in with a few tips to shop smart online—during the upcoming holiday sales or any time. In this episode: ·      The Amazon purchases George and Rachel made because they were “influenced” ·      Rachel’s “add to cart” rule ·      George never spends money to do this one thing Helpful Resources:   ·     Pick up a copy of George’s new book , Breaking Free From Broke. ·     Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·      Start making memories. Get Telestrations at Walmart. ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Rosemary Pear Mocktail Recipe by Mash & Spread Ingredients (makes 1 cocktail): For the rosemary syrup: ·     1 cup sugar ·     1 cup water ·     2–3 sprigs fresh rosemary For the mocktail: ·     ice ·     4 tablespoons pear juice ·     1 tablespoon rosemary simple syrup ·     1 teaspoon lemon juice ·     6 tablespoons sparkling water ·     Sliced pear (for garnish) ·     2–3 sprigs thyme (for garnish)   Instructions: For the rosemary syrup: Combine sugar and water in a pot and cook over medium heat. Cook until sugar is completely melted/dissolved. Turn off heat and allow mix to cool with rosemary sprigs. Once cooled, remove the rosemary sprigs and set syrup aside. For the mocktail: Fill glass halfway with ice. Pour pear juice, rosemary simple syrup, lemon juice and sparkling water. Garnish with fresh pear slices or sprigs of thyme.
From pyramid schemes to phishing emails, marketing ploys are more sophisticated than ever. Listen in as George and Rachel discuss some of the oldest scams known to man, what they look and sound like today, and how to avoid the “snake oil’ salesmen of 2023 (lookin’ at you, TikTok influencers). In this episode: ·      Crazy “exclusive” deals that need more investigation before you buy ·      Why “too good to be true” really is (probably) too good to be true ·      The mocktail that tastes like “Christmas in a cup”   Helpful Resources:   ·     Start making memories. Go NOW and get Telestrations at Walmart or wherever you buy board games. ·     Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·  Pre-order George's new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·     Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·      Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Apple Butter Mocktail Find the original recipe here. Ingredients: ·     1 ounce apple juice ·     2 tablespoons of apple butter ·     Dash of non-alcoholic orange bitters ·     Juice of 1/2 lemon ·     Ginger beer ·     Coarse cinnamon sugar and simple syrup, for rimming ·     Thinly sliced apples and a cinnamon stick, to garnish   Instructions: Pour some simple syrup on a plate and some coarse cinnamon sugar on another. Then, dip the rim of your cocktail glass into the syrup and then into the sugar, twisting to coat, before adding ice cubes to the glass. Combine the apple juice, apple butter, lemon juice and bitters in a cocktail shaker and give it a dry shake (in other words, a shake without ice). Shake vigorously until properly combined then strain the mixture into your prepared cocktail glass. Top up with ginger beer and garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slice on the rim to serve.
Do we have something to learn from the world’s richest people, or did they just get lucky? They may be good with money, but will their advice work for you too? Tune in to find out! Rachel and George are reacting to money quotes from some of the wealthiest people in the world, like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Oprah (just to name a few). In this episode: ·      The ultimate (first-ever) game of Pin the Quote on the Billionaire ·      What we all have in common with Kim Kardashian ·      Billion-dollar advice you can take to the bank   Helpful Resources:   ·     Start making memories. Go NOW and get Telestrations at Walmart! ·     Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·   Pre-order George's new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·     Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/compa...   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Brazilian Lemonade Ingredients: ·     1 1/2 limes ·     4 tablespoons granulated sugar ·     1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk ·     3 cups water ·     2 ounces rum   Servings: 3 to 4 Instructions: Wash the limes. Then, throw the water and the limes (rinds and all) into a blender. Blend until there are no chunks, then strain it through a fine mesh strainer. Return liquid to the blender and add the sugar, rum and sweetened condensed milk. Blend it again, then serve over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and some mint. Enjoy!
The average American wedding runs about $30,000—which is making 73% of Millennials and Gen Zers reconsider whether they can afford one. Listen in as George and Rachel decide what they’d cut from a $30,000 wedding budget and weigh in on four more reasons people aren’t tying the knot (they’re not about the wedding, but they’re all about the money). In this episode: ·     How to choose your wedding budget must-haves ·     Rachel’s take on prenups and why you might not want one ·     Four financial reasons people aren’t getting married, and George and Rachel’s take on why money shouldn’t be the reason you don’t say “I do”   Helpful Resources:   ·     Start making memories. Go NOW and purchase Telestrations at Walmart! ·     Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·     Preorder George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·     Watch George’s YouTube video How I Got a Free Wedding ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/compa...   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: El Torado Ingredients: ·      2 ounces reposado tequila ·      1/2 ounce dry vermouth ·      1 1/2 ounces unfiltered apple juice Instructions: Add tequila, vermouth and apple juice into a chilled cocktail shaker, then add ice. Shake it well, then strain into coupe cocktail glasses and serve.
George and Rachel are doing hot takes on pop culture, current events and money—yes, even more than usual. We’re talking about things like the housing market reality, how much an ’NSync reunion ticket is worth, and how to talk about money with your friends (without being awkward).      In this episode: ·     The cheapest moves Rachel and George have made lately ·     Why George thinks Airbnb investing is a risky business ·     The question on everyone’s mind: Is Buc-ee's worth the hype or overrated?   Helpful Resources:   ·     Start making memories. Go NOW and get Tapple at Walmart or wherever you buy board games. ·     Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·     Preorder Rachel’s new children’s book, I’m Glad for What I Have. ·   Pre-order George's new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/compa...   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Pistachio Martini Ingredients: ·     1 ounce vanilla vodka ·     1 ounce whipped vodka ·     3/4 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream ·     3/4 ounce amaretto ·     3 pistachios (for garnish)   Instructions: In a chilled cocktail shaker, combine the vanilla vodka, whipped vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream and amaretto. Fill the shaker with ice, attach the lid, and shake it for 30 seconds. Strain the cocktail into a martini glass, top with three pistachios as a garnish, and serve.
The upper class is playing the victim—and we’re not buying it. Listen as Rachel and George channel their inner Kourtney Kardashian and give six-figure earners the sisterly wake-up call they need. Plus, how much margin does the average American have in their budget compared to someone with a $175,000 salary?   In This Episode: ·      The meaning of “poor” and why the wealthy feel this way ·      George’s history with nonslip pet ramps and Rachel’s iconic Kristen Wiig impression ·      The ultimate budget showdown: $59,000 vs. $175,000 (who runs out first?)   Helpful Resources:   ·      Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less to travel more. Sign up for free today at Going.com/smartmoney. ·      Start making memories. Go NOW and get Tapple at Walmart or wherever you buy board games! ·      Get your finances organized, make a plan, build up your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smart to get started today. ·      Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·      Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices   Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy     This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Citrus Smash Recipe from A Pinch of Adventure   Ingredients: ·      1 tbsp lemon curd ·      1 tbsp simple syrup ·      Club soda or seltzer ·      Fresh mint leaves ·      Sliced lemon ·      Ice   Instructions: Put about six mint leaves, four slices of deseeded lemon, simple syrup and lemon curd in a highball glass. Muddle together. Add ice and pour over club soda. Garnish with fresh mint and enjoy!
Rat girl summer, lazy girl jobs, girl math and valley girls. Let’s just admit it: Girl trends make life a little more fun––for everyone! Join Rachel and George as they review the girlie Gen Z trends of the moment, talk about why they resonate (even for guys), and discuss how to enjoy the “girl math” bit without letting it ruin your finances.   In This Episode:   ·      George testing Rachel’s girl math on everything from vacation purchases to in-store returns ·      “Hygiene homies” and other manly trends George wants to start ·      Rachel explaining the healthy middle ground between a “lazy girl job” and “girl bossing”   Helpful Resources:   ·      Start making memories. Go NOW and get Tapple at Walmart or wherever you buy board games! ·      Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less to travel more. Sign up for free today at Going.com/smartmoney. ·      Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·      Do you have a Guilty as Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it. ·      Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·      Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/compa... This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Mind Eraser ·      2 ounces coffee liqueur ·      2 ounces vodka ·      Club soda Instructions: Fill a glass with ice and add the coffee liqueur. Slowly pour the vodka on top of the liqueur (no stirring!), then top with club soda. Grab a straw and take a sip.
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Habia Khet

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Feb 5th
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Aakash Amanat

I attended the "Smart Money Happy Hour" event featuring Rachel Cruze and George Kamel, and I must say it was an incredibly insightful and motivating experience! 🌟💰 Rachel's practical tips on managing finances and getting rid of debt were truly eye-opening. Her relatable stories and down-to-earth advice make personal finance seem less daunting and more achievable for everyone. I particularly loved her emphasis on living within your means and the envelope system – such simple yet effective strategies! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FTJKIKqaSUnxuQnbWgQW4Q7DVpwHH1xA_S5EXf4Yqq4/edit?usp=sharing

Aug 21st
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Kimberly Ann

You’re making fun of Illinois yet you didn’t even know who Genesis is? Lol

Jul 6th
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Tyler Lidke

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May 13th
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Mar 27th
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ID24480115

Love this episode!!! Interesting discussion on money hacks we may or may not use. Thank you, Rachel and George—your humor and friendship are always a pleasure to listen to!

Mar 22nd
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Jon Wallace

Make this show an hour pleeaasseee!

Oct 8th
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